Michael A. Nemeroff - Sidley Austin LLP

Michael A. Nemeroff

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

MICHAEL A. NEMEROFF focuses his practice on government contracting counseling and litigation. He represents companies and individuals under investigation by grand juries, Inspectors General and Congressional Committees. He counsels and litigates claims and disputes for clients under Multiple Award Schedule contracts administered by the General Services Administration. Mr. Nemeroff represents parties in suspension and debarment proceedings and in investigations by the Department of Justice involving the False Claims Act. His practice also includes counseling and representing clients in proceedings under the Procurement Integrity Act and in matters involving financial conflicts of interest, organizations conflicts of interest, and post-employment limitations applicable to former government employees.

Mr. Nemeroff also represents lobbying organizations, corporations, trade associations, and individuals on a broad range of matters involving federal, state, and local government ethics laws. This includes investigations by the Federal Election Commission, the Senate and House Ethics Committees, the Office of Congressional Ethics, and the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia who is responsible for enforcing the Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act. He advises corporate political action committees, government relations professionals and Members of Congress concerning federal and state campaign finance laws, lobbying laws and regulations concerning gifts and gratuities. He counsels corporations with foreign operations regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Nemeroff is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Government Relations Law from 2007-2014.

University of ChicagoAB 1968Columbia University School of LawJ.D. 1971
Government Accountability Office

Case History

Chamber of Commerce and American Medical Association — Represented U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Medical
Association in Chamber of Commerce v. Federal Election
, which held that the FEC membership rule must
be limited to avoid constitutional difficulties and the
unreasonable application of the statute.
McConnell v. FEC — Represented a third party subpoenaed in McConnell v. FEC, 251
F.Supp. 176 (D.D.C.), aff'd in part and rev'd in part, 124 S.Ct.
620 (2003), defended the confidentialiy of its documents when
publication was sought by press organizations and certain 
Qui Tam Investigations — Represented government contractors in unrelated qui tam
investigations by the Department of Justice involving
furniture sales, travel regulations, and a GSA telecommuni-
cations contract.
GSA Suspension/Debarment Review — Represented a company in GSA suspension/debarment review
in 2011 after a criminal plea.
Debarment — Represented an individual debarred in 2000 by a federal agency;
overturned the debarment in court nunc pro tunc.

Client Comments

"Michael Nemeroff has very sound judgment. He is reliable with an impressive knowledge in all the areas we have worked with him on over the last 26 years. Whatever legal issue I am dealing with I start by talking to Mike Nemeroff. He has always directed me in the right direction."

Office Location

1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice

Other Information

Gender: Male